The oligarchs: Ukraine’s true masters? (BRET on France 24)


Ukraine is holding local elections at a time when the disputes over Crimea, the tensions in the Donbass and the fight against corruption are stil high on the agenda. In that context, France 24 interviews Cyrille BRET on the influence of the oligarchs on Ukrainians politics,  documented by the news report by Gulliver CRAIG.

The Ukrainian State’s structural weakness, highlighted by France, Germany, the EU and Russia is deepened by the protracted economic, military and political issues. Yet is it also to be attributed to the oligarchs? Or can they, paradoxically, since the Orange Revolution, put stability and pluralism in a stalled political system?

Here is the interview in English :


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